The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Judge and His Hangman and Suspicion

The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Judge and His Hangman and Suspicion

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The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Judge and His Hangman and Suspicion by Friedrich Durrenmatt


This volume offers bracing new translations of two precursors to the modern detective novel by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, whose genre-bending mysteries recall the work of Alain Robbe-Grillet and anticipate the postmodern fictions of Paul Auster and other contemporary neo-noir novelists. Both mysteries follow Inspector Barlach as he moves through worlds in which the distinction between crime and justice seems to have vanished. In The Judge and His Hangman, Barlach forgoes the arrest of a murderer in order to manipulate him into killing another, more elusive criminal. And in Suspicion, Barlach pursues a former Nazi doctor by checking into his clinic with the hope of forcing him to reveal himself. The result is two thrillers that bring existential philosophy and the detective genre into dazzling convergence. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226174440
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/01/2006
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 443,410
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–90) was a prolific Swiss dramatist, novelist, and essayist. His Selected Writings, in three volumes, is also published by the University of Chicago Press. Joel Agee has translated numerous German authors into English.

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